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Peter Thorsell was born July 31, 1853, in Slatafly, Sweden, and died 1917 in Sweden. He is the son Petter Petersson of Fröbbestorp, Torsås, Kalmar lan, Småland, Sweden, and Ingrid Petersdotter of Unknown.

Eleonora Laurentia Persson was born Unknown and died Unknown. She is the daughter of Unknown.

Petter and Elenora were married in Sweden.

Petter and Elenora had at twelve children:

  1. Ane Thorsell: Born July 10, 1880, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden; Died Unknown.
  2. Bror Thorsell: Born June 29, 1882, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden; Died Unknown.
  3. Claes Thorsell: Born September 29, 1883, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden; Died May 21, 1940, in Longview, Cowlitz Co., WA (age 56). Married October 6, 1915, in Los Angeles Co., CA, to Hannah M. Sjoquist: Born June 6, 1877, in Illinois; Died July 1, 1959, in Bethany Home, Berkeley, Stanislaus Co., CA (age 82).
  4. Dag Thorsell: Born March 28, 1885, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden; Died October 17, 1968, in Alameda, CA (age 83). Married about 1917 in California to Agnes Theresia Engvall: Born March 21, 1883, in Kalmar, Kalmar lan, Sweden; Died May 18, 1962, at her home at 22331 Princeton St., Hayward, Alameda Co., CA (age 79).
  5. Emil Thorsell: Born January 26, 1887, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden; Died February 11, 1893 in Jämjö, Sweden (age 6).
  6. Frida Thorsell: Born January 12, 1888, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden; Died August 7, 1889 in Jämjö, Sweden (age 9).
  7. Gerda Thorsell: Born February 1, 1889, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden; Died Unknown.
  8. Hugo Thorsell: Born July 9, 1890, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden; Died February 4, 1965, in Los Angeles, CA (age 74). Married about 1919 in California to Bernadina Sallie Magnusson: Born July 15, 1890, in Massachusetts; Died April 29, 1985, in Los Angeles Co., CA (age 94).
  9. Ida Thorsell: Born February 10, 1892, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden; Died Unknown.
  10. Jarl Thorsell: Born October 1, 1893, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden; Died June 7, 1978, in San Jose, Santa Clara, CA (age 84). Never married.
  11. Knut Thorsell: Born January 22, 1896, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden; Died about 1916 in Unknown (about age 20).
  12. Lilly Thorsell: Born March 31, 1897, in Jämjö, Blekinge lan, Sweden; Died February 25, 1972, in Oskar, Stockholm, Sweden (age 74).



TIMELINE

Petter Petersson Thorsell was born July 31, 1853, in Slatafly, Sweden.

Eleonora Laurentia Persson was born Unknown.

Petter and Elenora were married in Sweden.

Peter Thorsell died 1917 in Sweden.


From Per Carlzon:

I have added some information regarding our relative in Africa. Her name was Vanette Thorsell and her great grandfather, Peter, was the uncle of Olaus Larsson. Peter was vaccinated in the 1810's. Sweden was if not the first, at least one of the first countries in the world that give the population an extended vaccination. Almost every little child in the 1810's and after went through this process. But it didn't help Peter from getting another diseases. He later was "crippled with rheumatism". Olaus Larsson's father, Lars, got small poxes. One of Lars' sister, either Cajsa or Stina, also had small poxes. But she survived as well. Peter became a peasant and got many children. One of them, Petter, was a school teacher and changed his last name from Petersson to Thorsell. Petter Thorsell also had many children of whom four moved to USA and settled down there. Klaes (Charles) Thorsell had - as to the best of my knowledge - two children; Vanette and Stanley. Vanette Thorsell appears to have lived an exciting and dangerous life, since Congo/Zaire for decades has been affected by civil war and dictatorship. It was most likely not a bed of roses.